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Report: Former Wolves target Ilaix Moriba to leave Leipzig after just one season

Ilaix Moriba, who was linked with a move to Wolves last summer, is set to leave RB Leipzig after just one season.

According to AS, the midfielder wants to leave the Bundesliga outfit, and they are ready to sell.

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The starlet has been unable to live up to his hype in Germany.

He was actually loaned out to Valencia midway through last season, where he also struggled to impress.

Moriba and Leipzig are now looking for a solution, and it’s thought Ajax are keen on the 19-year-old, having just sold Ryan Gravenberch to Bayern Munich.

The news comes one year after Wolves were linked with a move for Moriba.

90min reported that Bruno Lage’s side were offered the chance to land the youngster from Barcelona.

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Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United were all said to be keen on him.

In the end though, Leipzig won the race for him, completing a deal for around £19 million all in.

Now, Leipzig are looking to sell, and value the player at around £15 million.

Could Wolves go back in for Ilaix Moriba this summer?

It will be interesting to see if Wolves are tempted to make a move for Moriba.

For one reason or another it just hasn’t really worked out for him at Leipzig, and it appears he will be moving on to pastures new this summer.

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This was a young player who a lot of people thought might have been the future of Barcelona’s midfield. He had a release clause of £86 million at the age of just 16, and had drawn comparisons to Paul Pogba (via Daily Mail).

Wolves are currently linked with Matheus Nunes and Joao Palhinha, of course.

But the club are always looking to land young players with big potential, and Moriba still falls into that category despite his underwhelming 2021/22.